Meet the Board of Directors
(Photos and biographies to be posted soon)
Malin Svensson (CHAIR)
Originally from Sweden, Malin Svensson came to Los Angeles in 1989 with a master’s degree in Physical Education and became certified by NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) in 2000. A former nationally ranked runner with over 30 years of experience in the fitness industry, Malin is the CEO & Founder of Nordic Body - a walking and fitness club committed to inspiring the 50+ crowd to live a fun, healthy, and fulfilling life by providing 360-degree support from online to live programs including holistic fitness retreats, private sessions, workshops, and community classes.
Malin is also an International Fitness Coach/Author/Speaker and her third published book “WAKE UP Your Body + Mind After 50!” launched on November 17, 2020. Whether she works out fitness guru Jane Fonda or people that have never worked out a day in their lives – her mission is the same: to strengthen the body and mind to age with confidence. Malin has been featured as a walking and fitness expert in several media outlets like CBS Los Angeles, LA Times, The NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Fitness magazine. She brought Nordic Walking to North America in 2002 and is one of the leading authorities in Nordic Walking worldwide. Her passion for making a difference in people’s wellbeing is further expressed by her organization Adopt-A-Walk. The first 1-mile walking loop opened in Santa Monica on June 29, 2019.
Tim Fitzgerald (TREASURER)
Carol Golliher (SECRETARY)
Carmen Parker has lived and worked for the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. She has also lived and worked for UNICEF in Paris, France. As a former tour guide she traveled with groups to Japan and Mexico. She loves to walk and travel. When Malin started Adopt-A-Walk (AAW), Carmen became the first AAW Leader. Since 2019, she has volunteered to guide people along the Wilmont Walk Loop in Santa Monica every Saturday morning.